How to Photograph Your Life

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I consulted with my friend Jennifer to develop this presentation. She prepared most of the content and delivered the presentation, and I took the lead on the organization, layout, design and editing.

I consulted with my friend Jennifer to develop this presentation. She prepared most of the content and delivered the presentation, and I took the lead on the organization, layout, design and editing.

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  • 1. How to Photograph Your Life
  • 2. Allow me to introduce myself
    I’m Jenn Bishop
    I love photography
    “Beauty can be seen in all things; seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” —Matt Hardy
  • 3. Allow me to introduce myself
    I’m Jenn Bishop
    I love photography
    Digital camera resume
  • 4.
  • 5. Why take better pictures?
    Document your life
    Entertain your audience
    Keepsake for generations
    Use as artwork in your home
    Capture a feeling—the experience of being there
  • 6. FIVE RULES
  • 7. Shows your audience what’s important
    Capture how you feel
    Look for:
    Repeating textures and patterns
    Party details
    Spot focus
    Closer
    IMPORTANT FOR..
    monuments
    birthdays
    weddings
    graduations
    travel
    babies
    children
    pets
    “The best zoom lens is your legs.” — Ernst Haas
  • 8. Closer
  • 9. Closer
  • 10. Closer
  • 11. Closer
  • 12. FIVE RULES
  • 13. Lighting
    Avoid uneven lighting
  • 14. Lighting
    Look for even lighting
    Shade
    Umbrella
    Clouds
    Dawn and dusk warmlight
  • 15. Lighting
    Flash
    Use sparingly
    Sunny Days
  • 16. FIVE RULES
  • 17. Don’t put your subject in the middle
    Rule of thirds
    Intersecting points
  • 18. Intersecting points
  • 19. Intersecting points
  • 20. FIVE RULES
  • 21. Change perspective
    Get low for photos of children
    Emphasizes features over size
    Captures personality
  • 22. Change perspective
    Adults
    Groups
  • 23. Change perspective
  • 24. FIVE RULES
  • 25. Keep clicking
    Invest in extra cards and utilize burst mode
  • 26. Keep clicking
    Invest in extra cards
    Burst mode
    Experiment with settings
    Exposure
    Value
    Focal point
    Metering
    Tripod
    Burst mode
    Timer
  • 27. Keep clicking
    Invest in extra cards
    Burst mode
    Experiment with settings
    Scene presets
  • 28. Invest in extra cards
    Burst mode
    Experiment with settings
    Pre-set Modes
    Keep it handy
    Keep clicking
  • 29. Keep clicking
    Invest in extra cards
    Burst mode
    Experiment with settings
    Pre-set Modes
    Keep it handy
    Don’t let rules stop you from taking a picture
  • 30. FIVE RULES
    “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…it remembers little things long after you have gotten everything.”
    — Aaron Siskind